Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to the Communication Systems HSC Unit

    • Communication Systems Unit Overview

  • 2

    Glossary of Key Terms

    • Glossary of Key Terms: Communication Systems

  • 3

    Section 1: Characteristics of Communication Systems

    • Introduction to the Communication Systems Framework

    • Communication Systems Framework: Application Level

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    • Communication Systems Framework: Communication Control & Addressing Level

    • Communication Systems Framework: Transmission Level

    • Functions Performed Within Communication Systems

    • The Roles of Protocols in Communication

    • The Client - Server Model

    • Characteristics of Communication Systems Quiz

    • Test Your Knowledge: Characteristics of Communication Systems

    • Test Your Knowledge: Characteristics of Communication Systems Answers

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    Section 2: Examples of Communication Systems

    • Teleconferencing Systems

    • Messaging Systems: Email

    • Messaging Systems: Voicemail

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    • Messaging Systems: VOIP

    • Other Systems Dependent on Communication Technology

    • E-Commerce Example: Ebay

    • Examples of Communication Systems Quiz

    • Test Your Knowledge: Examples of Communication Systems

    • Test Your Knowledge: Examples of Communication Systems Answers

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    Section 3: Transmitting & Receiving in Communication Systems

    • Information Process: Transmitting & Receiving

    • Transmission Media: Wired Transmission

    • Transmission Media: Wireless Transmission

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    • Handshaking and the Roles of Protocols in Communication

    • Network Topologies

    • Functions Performed by Network Hardware: Hubs, Switches & Routers

    • Functions Performed by Network Hardware: Bridges & Gateways

    • Functions Performed by Network Hardware: Modems, NIC's & WAP's

    • Functions Performed by Network Hardware: Mobile Phones & Bluetooth Devices

    • Internet, Intranets & Extranets

    • Transmitting & Receiving in Communication Systems Quiz

    • Test your Knowledge: Transmitting & Receiving in Communication Systems

    • Test your Knowledge: Transmitting & Receiving in Communication Systems Answers

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    Section 4: Other Information Processes in Communication Systems

    • Collecting and Displaying: Phone

    • Collecting and Displaying: EFTPOS

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    • Processing: Encoding & Decoding Analog & Digital Signals

    • Processing: Formation of Data Packets

    • Processing: Routing

    • Processing: Encryption & Decryption

    • Strategies for Error Detection: Parity Check

    • Strategies for Error Detection: Checksum

    • Strategies for Error Detection: Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC)

    • Other Information Processes in Communication Systems Quiz

    • Test Your Knowledge: Other Information Processes in Communication Systems

    • Test Your Knowledge: Other Information Processes in Communication Systems Answers

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    Section 5: Managing Communication Systems

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    Section 6: Issues Related to Communication Systems

    • Security

    • Globalisation

    • Changing Nature of Work

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    • Interpersonal Relationships & Virtual Communities

    • E-Crime & Legal Impacts

    • Issues Related to Communication Systems Quiz

    • Test Your Knowledge: Issues Related to Communication Systems

    • Test Your Knowledge: Issues Related to Communication Systems Answers

  • 9

    Test Your Knowledge: Communication Systems

    • Communication Systems: Ultimate Multiple Choice Quiz

    • Terminology Test

    • Terminology Test Answers

    • Sample HSC Short Answer Question

    • Sample HSC Short Answer Question Answers

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    References

    • References